How Long Can You Stay at a Resort?

Are you dreaming of a relaxing escape to a beautiful resort? If so, you're probably wondering how long you can stay and soak up the sun. The answer, as with most things in life, is that it depends. Most resorts offer stays in increments of nights, with the most common option being a 7-night stay. However, you can usually find resorts that will accommodate longer stays, around 28 to 30 days as well.


Are you dreaming of a getaway that blends relaxation, adventure and luxury? Look no further than the enticing world of resorts. There are four primary categories: golf and beach resorts, island and lake resorts, mountain and ski resorts, and spa resorts, all of which go far beyond simply offering a place to sleep. Unlike hotels with standardized offerings, resorts cater to a wider range of interests and preferences. Imagine family-friendly havens with kids' clubs and splash pads, romantic getaways with secluded villas and private pools, or wellness retreats focused on mindfulness and rejuvenation.

Resorts often offer organized activities and excursions, making it easy to fill your days with adventure. Think guided hikes through breathtaking landscapes, tours led by local experts, or thrilling water sports right on the resort's doorstep. Resorts usually boast prime locations, nestled amidst stunning beaches or mountains, vibrant cities, or awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Imagine waking up to panoramic mountain views, stepping out onto pristine white sand, or exploring nearby cultural treasures without venturing far from your haven.

From friendly concierges anticipating your needs to housekeeping ensuring immaculate spaces, resorts prioritize exceptional service, and many offer all-inclusive packages, where meals, drinks, activities, and even gratuities are covered. A resort is more than just a place, it’s an experience, so you might as well stay while. Many people take advantage of weekend getaways or week-long vacations, so 7-night stays are common. If you're looking for an extended vacation, many resorts offer two weeks or more, some with extended stay discounts.


The longest amount of time you can stay at a resort depends on both the resort and the state or country you’re in, but usually it’s around 28 to 30 days. The definition of a "long-term stay" at a resort varies depending on factors including the specific resort itself, its target clientele, the whether it’s peak or off-season and the industry standard in that region. 

Here's a general breakdown of typical ranges to help you understand:

  • Most Resorts: Consider stays longer than two weeks to be long-term. This reflects the standard week-long vacation model and caters to tourists seeking extended escapes.
  • Extended Stay Resorts: These properties specifically cater to long-term guests, and stays exceeding one month are considered typical. They offer amenities like kitchens, laundry facilities and flexible booking options.
  • Luxury Resorts: Some high-end resorts might consider stays exceeding two or three weeks as long-term, especially during off-peak seasons. This aligns with their clientele seeking longer retreats and immersive experiences.

Many resorts offer discounted rates for long-term stays, incentivizing guests to book extended periods. If you’re interested in staying at a resort for several months or even a year, it is possible to find such a resort, but the stay comes with specific terms and conditions. Resorts that allow guests to stay beyond 30 days usually require some sort of long-term rental agreement, similar to a lease for an apartment or home and may come with restrictions during peak seasons.

Ultimately the best way to determine what constitutes a long-term stay at a particular resort is to check their website or contact them directly and ask about their policies and current availability.

Are you looking for a resort getaway to the Island of Hawai’i? Check out our Vacation Rentals in Hapuna Bay. Call us at 888.598.6353 or email for help planning your next beach resort trip.